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Total loan: $700

Shamim

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan / Transportation

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A loan helped to buy new rickshaw for her son because the old vehicle cannot carry the load.


Shamim's story

Shamim is a 43-year-old married woman living with her five sons and spouse in Lahore, Pakistan. Pictured here with her son. He has been driving an auto rickshaw in the main city and generating income for the family. His vehicle looks well externally but internally it has deteriorated a lot. It does not pull the load and can hardly climb bridges with passengers. Her son is no longer comfortable with the old rickshaw and wants to sell it. He wants to buy a new vehicle but the selling price of old one will not fully cover the cost of new rickshaw.

For this reason, Shamim has requested a Kiva loan for her son so he can buy a new rickshaw and get rid of old one. In this way, he can mentally relax and can drive with full devotion.

Shamim thanks to Kiva and field partner BRAC Pakistan for this honorable support.